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'''Johann Sebastian Bach''' (28 July 1750) was a German composer and musician of the Baroque music|Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the ''Brandenburg Concertos'' and the ''Goldberg Variations'', and vocal music such as the ''St Matthew Passion'' and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach Revival he has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. The Bach family already counted several composers when Johann Sebastian was born as the last child of a city musician in Eisenach. Having become an orphan at age 10, he lived for five years with Johann Christoph Bach (organist at Ohrdruf)|his eldest brother, after which he continued his musical formation in Lüneburg. From 1703 he was back in Thuringia, working as a musician for Protestantism|Protestant churches in Arnstadt and Mühlhausen and, for...
Birth date21 March 1685 Old Style and New Style dates|(O.S.)
31 March 1685 Old Style and New Style dates|(N.S.)
Birth placeEisenach
Death date{{death date and age|1750|7|28|1685|3|31|df=y}}
Death placeLeipzig
SignatureJohann Sebastian Bach signature.svg
Signature size300px
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WorksList of compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach|List of compositions
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